According to Committee to Project Journalists, two freelance British journalists were killed and a third was wounded from an attack on Monday by Syrian security forces.
The two deceased journalists, who are of Algerian descent, have been identified as Naseem Intriri and Walid Bled by The Spanish daily El Mundo and witnesses interviewed by CPJ have confirmed their identities. The identity of the wounded journalist has not be revealed.
The journalists were filming a documentary about Syrians escaping the conflict and fleeing to Turkey in Darkoush in Idlib province, where the attack occurred. Darkoush is a town near the Turkish border where the journalists were staying and is a center of the conflict, according to news reports.
Syrian security forces began shooting at the house where the journalists were staying Monday morning, an eyewitness told CPJ. The eyewitness said one of the journalists was shot in the head and the other in the chest. Their bodies were taken by the security forces, although this information has not been corroborated in news reports.
The wounded journalist was shot in the shoulder and was driven to a hospital in Antakya, Turkey by Syrians who crossed the border.